Celebrate Giving Tuesday With COVID-19 Recovery

Débora is wearing a yellow shirt with a black pattern on it and a blue jacket. She is also wearing a red and black face mask. She is hugging a bag of beans outside her house.

What better way to celebrate Giving Tuesday than with a gift to help families in poverty recover and rebuild? Compassion’s Gift Catalog is full of unique ways to make a big impact in the lives of children and their families. New this year are gifts specifically designed to help families impacted by COVID-19. Here are just a few of the gifts you can give this Giving Tuesday to help families overcome the devastating economic hardships caused by the pandemic.

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10 Creative Ways to Include Your Sponsored Child This Thanksgiving

A Brazilian child wearing a red shirt smiles and stands in front of a wall

This year’s Thanksgiving will look a little different. With the changes that COVID-19 has brought, Thanksgiving may not include a large family gathering. But I’m grateful that the pandemic has helped us learn how to celebrate with those we love, without having to be near them. This inspired my family to consider ways to use what we learned to also celebrate with our sponsored children.

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How We’re Supporting Children Who May Wait Years for a Vaccine

Farida is wearing an orange and white dress. Beatrice, wearing a red and yellow dress, is holding Farida in front of a mural inside the Compassion center.

Today, on World Children’s Day, while young people across the globe wait for COVID-19 relief, Compassion continues to support nearly 2.2 million children and youths — by equipping 8,000-plus church partners to meet immediate physical, spiritual and educational needs.

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The Top 5 Reasons These Kids Are Grateful Will Make You Grateful Too

Girl wearing an orange shirt. She is standing in front of a wall with colorful shapes all over it and is holding up a piece of paper that says Thank You.

Is it actually possible to give thanks in ALL circumstances … even when those circumstances are 2020? Yep … and these grateful children who live in poverty prove it! Find out what these kids around the world are thankful for, despite the circumstances of poverty.

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Facts About Rwanda: Land of a Thousand Hills

Two children are in a wood canoe on a lake. There are more people unloading items from another boat in the background.

Rwanda is a stunning landlocked country found in East Africa. Known as the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” Rwanda boasts towering volcanos like Mount Karisimbi, where mountain gorillas live. Learn some interesting facts about Rwanda and the 99,430 Compassion-assisted children who live there.

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How Becoming a Sponsor Gave Me a Heart for Children

Katie writes to her sponsored child while sitting on her couch.

When I felt the Holy Spirit’s promptings to sponsor a child through Compassion almost two years ago, something held me back. It wasn’t timing, finances or a need to do more research. It was a fear that I wouldn’t know how to interact well with a child, let alone a child halfway across the world. Although I was eager to exchange words of love and encouragement with someone living in poverty, I’d never closely related with children before.

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This Is How Grace Lives Without Limits

Grace outside her home in Uganda

Many in Grace’s community saw her disabilities as a curse and even suggested to take her life. But her mother would go to great lengths to ensure she was safe, loved and could live without limits.

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Facts About Ecuador: The Light of America

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Ecuador is home to a tropical coastline, Andean highlands and volcanoes, a portion of the Amazonian jungle and the breathtaking Galapagos Islands. Here are some interesting facts about Ecuador that will give you a peek into the culture and traditions of the country.

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When All You Want is a Pink House

A girl wearing pink stands outside a small pink home with a tin roof. There is a fence made of pieces of wood and barbed wire around the home.

After her family was evicted from their home, 5-year-old Deneilis shared a two-bedroom home with 11 other people. Her family had to wait for their relatives to go to bed before they could pull out old mattresses and sleep on the living room floor.
Since the pandemic hit their island community in Colombia, jobs had become scarce. Her father looked for work every day but came home empty-handed all too often. Soon, hunger and stress took their toll on the family.

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Facts About Haiti: Land of High Mountains

Two girls in blue and white smile and clap their hands during a program at the center.

Haiti is found on the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. With miles of beautiful beaches, striking mountains, impressive architecture and resilient people, this country has much beauty to share. Here are some interesting facts about Haiti – home to over 120,000 Compassion-assisted children.

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We Stopped Sharing Sponsored Children’s Full Names. Here’s Why.

A smiling father in Thailand puts a protective arm around his young daughter, who is wearing a pink shirt and smiling

If you sponsor a child, you’ve probably noticed some updates this fall. The most obvious one: Compassion has stopped sharing the full names of beneficiaries in our program. It’s part of our ongoing efforts to protect child privacy in a digital world.

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Top 10 Reasons These Kids in Poverty Love Christmas

A girl sits on her bed holding an open Bible. There are twinkling lights in the background

Learn why Christmas is the most anticipated holiday of the year for 10 children around the world. Their beautiful answers will put a smile on your face!

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